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NEWCOMER KITCHEN — Oct 26

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- $5 – $50 (Sold out)

[beef] Shamborak شمبورك
Probably the ancestor of every meat pie in the Western world. Thin, yeasted wheat flour dough is stuffed with a mixture of cooked onions and halal ground beef spiced with black pepper, and then baked into a self-contained parcel, much like a panzerotti or calzone, making it a popular street-food snack.

[mushroom] Shamborak شمبورك
An equally delicious version stuffed with seasoned chopped mushrooms & onions.

Batata harra ( بطاطا حرّة)
Roasted potatoes flavoured with Aleppo pepper, garlic, coriander and lemon juice

Saltet k’as w zeitoun (سلطة خس و زيتون)
A light, refreshing green salad with tomato, onion and black olives
in a tangy dressing of apple cider vinegar, sumac, pomegranate molasses, olive oil & lemon

Mamonia ( مامونية)
A wonderful Syrian dessert from the city of Aleppo, a smooth and velvety semolina pudding enriched with ghee and topped with cinnamon and nuts. It is also a popular winter breakfast, similar to cream of wheat, where it is served with string cheese, cream and pita bread to balance the sweetness of the mamounia.

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius
(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)

NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).


Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.

We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!

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Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.

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